Public sentiment about hydraulic fracture stimulation (fracing) and other aspects of oil and gas exploration and production in Colorado has generated a lot of sentiment in recent months. A variety of Colorado municipalities want to institute local rules, ballot initiatives have been proposed, signatures are being collected, Congressman Jared Polis and Governor John Hickenlooper have weighed in, some local bans on hydraulic fracture stimulation have passed and one (Loveland, Colo.) was recently overturned in a public referendum.

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